Audi unveils much awaited RS Q3 Sportback in the Middle East
Adding a generous dose of pizzazz to the SUV Coupe segment, Audi has taken the wraps off the much-awaited RS Q3 Sportback. With the combination of a 2.5-liter TFSI engine and permanent all-wheel drive, the RS Q3 offers pure driving pleasure at the level that the brand is known for.
“We are very excited to welcome the new RSQ3 Sportback to our market. This progressive SUV coupe crossover is a true trendsetter and we are confident that it will win many hearts with its performance capabilities, striking design, and price point”, said Carsten Bender, Managing Director of Audi Middle East.
With 395 horsepower and 480 Nm of torque, the RS Q3 Sportback sprints from zero to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in just 4.5 seconds. The top speed is regulated at 250 km/h (155.3 mph) or an optional 280 km/h (174.0 mph).
The particular firing sequence of 1-2-4-5-3 and the odd number of cylinders make for a very special rhythm and unique engine sound. The dual-branch RS exhaust system emphasizes the characteristic sound of the five-cylinder engine, and the optional RS sport exhaust system makes it even sharper.
For ease of use and convenience, drivers can adjust and save two RS modes individually through the MMI touch screen. Simply pressing the new “RS MODE” steering wheel button provides rapid access to the two new RS modes and the last drive mode selected and allows the driver to switch between modes.
Behind the standard 20-inch or optional 21-inch wheels, sits an all-new six-piston RS steel brake system that works with ventilated and perforated disks measuring 375 millimeters (14.8 in) (front) and 310 millimeters (12.2 in) (rear, not perforated). Their brake calipers are painted black as standard and are available in red as an option. The brake calipers of the optional all-new RS ceramic brake that measures 380 millimeters (15.0 in) (front, ceramic) and 310 millimeters (12.2 in) (rear, steel) are designed in gray, red, or blue.
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